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Sivrikaya, Kenan – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2019
This study was planned to determine the effect of a series of 8-week recreational activities on the personal, social and general adjustment levels and academic success of high school students (between 14-16 years). The data was collected from a total of 36 students, made up two groups each containing 18 members. They were all recruited voluntarily…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, High School Students, Student Adjustment, Academic Achievement
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Al-Murtadha, Mutahar – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Willingness to communicate (WTC) research has focused mostly on identifying factors that influence second language (L2) WTC in ESL contexts. This study differs by examining the effects of a 6-week treatment aimed at enhancing WTC in a group of 206 Yemeni rural high school EFL learners. Classes were randomly assigned to a control group (n = 102) or…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Goal Orientation
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Levitan, Joseph; Schussler, Deborah L.; Mahfouz, Julia; Frank, Jennifer L.; Kohler, Kimberly M.; Broderick, Patricia C.; Mitra, Joy; Oh, Yoonkyung; Berrena, Elaine; Greenberg, Mark T. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Between 2014 and 2017, an interdisciplinary group of researchers examined whether a high school health class that incorporated mindfulness techniques lowered students' stress and improved their wellbeing. We received a grant from the Institute of Educational Sciences from the United States Department of Education to (1) train high school health…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Health Education, Well Being, Stress Variables
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Graziano, Kevin J.; Hall, John D. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017
Research on flipped instruction with K-12 English Language Learners (ELLs) is limited. The purpose of this study was to examine the academic performance of ELLs who received flipped instruction in an algebra course at a newcomer high school, and to investigate ELLs' perceptions of flipped learning. Results indicate flipped instruction engaged…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Homework, Video Technology
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Asmus, Jennifer M.; Carter, Erik W.; Moss, Colleen K.; Biggs, Elizabeth E.; Bolt, Daniel M.; Born, Tiffany L.; Bottema-Beutel, Kristen; Brock, Matthew E.; Cattey, Gillian N.; Cooney, Molly; Fesperman, Ethan S.; Hochman, Julia M.; Huber, Heartley B.; Lequia, Jenna L.; Lyons, Gregory L.; Vincent, Lori B.; Weir, Katie – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This randomized controlled trial examined the efficacy of peer network interventions to improve the social connections of 47 high school students with severe disabilities. School staff invited, trained, and supported 192 peers without disabilities to participate in individualized social groups that met throughout one semester. Compared to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Severe Disabilities, Peer Relationship, Social Networks
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Crosson, Amy C.; Moore, Debra – Reading Psychology, 2017
A majority of the challenging words that adolescent readers encounter in school texts are morphologically complex and from the Latinate layer of English. For these words, bound roots carry important meaning, such as the relation between innovative and its bound root, nov, meaning "new." This study investigated the effects of instruction…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Middle School Students, High School Students, Intervention
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Cheung, Alan; Slavin, Robert E.; Kim, Elizabeth; Lake, Cynthia – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2017
This article reports a systematic review of research on science programs in grades 6-12. Twenty-one studies met inclusion criteria including use of randomized or quasi-experimental assignment to conditions, measures that assess content emphasized equally in experimental and control groups, and a duration of at least 12 weeks. Programs fell into…
Descriptors: Science Programs, Secondary School Science, Program Effectiveness, Quasiexperimental Design
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Pihlap, Sirje – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2017
Studies of the impact of various types of computer use on the results of learning and student motivation have indicated that the use of computers can increase learning motivation, and that computers can have a positive effect, a negative effect, or no effect at all on learning outcomes. Some results indicate that it is not computer use itself that…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 9
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Faria, Ann-Marie; Sorensen, Nicholas; Heppen, Jessica; Bowdon, Jill; Taylor, Suzanne; Eisner, Ryan; Foster, Shandu – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
Although high school graduation rates are rising--the national rate was 82 percent during the 2013/14 school year (U.S. Department of Education, 2015)--dropping out remains a persistent problem in the Midwest and nationally. Many schools now use early warning systems to identify students who are at risk of not graduating, with the goal of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Progress Monitoring, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
Somers, Marie-Andrée; Haider, Zeest – MDRC, 2017
The Communities In Schools (CIS) Model of Integrated Student Supports aims to reduce dropout rates by providing students with integrated and tiered support services based on their levels of need. The model includes preventive services that are available to all students (Level 1 services) as well as intensive, targeted, and sustained services…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Student Needs, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Burrus, Jeremy; Jackson, Teresa; Holtzman, Steven; Roberts, Richard D. – Improving Schools, 2017
This article reports the results of a quasi-experimental study conducted to examine the efficacy of a new time management intervention designed for high school students. Participants were 149 students from a highly selective private high school in the northeastern United States who were in the ninth grade. Half of the students participated in a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Time Management, Quasiexperimental Design, Program Effectiveness
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Nation-Grainger, Stephen – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Motivating adolescents to participate in exercise and physical activity is becoming increasingly important due to a rise in obesity but can be prevented through Physical Education. A quasi-experimental design, grounded in the Self-determination theory, was utilised to assess the impact of an intervention using wrist-worn digital physical activity…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Motivation, Exercise, Physical Education
Linkow, Tamara; Gamse, Beth; Unlu, Fatih; Bumgarner, Erin; Didriksen, Hayley; Furey, Jane; Meneses, Michael; Sami, Mona; Nichols, Austin – Abt Associates, 2017
The Success Boston initiative was launched in 2008 to improve Boston public high school graduates' access to and success in college, particularly for members of underrepresented groups. This report summarizes results from the second of three reports examining the classes of 2013 and 2014 and examines whether and how coaching affects students'…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), High School Graduates, College Readiness, Disproportionate Representation
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Atoum, Adnan Yousef; Abu-Hilal, Hind Hussain – SAGE Open, 2017
The present study aimed at exploring the effectiveness of a training program based on goal orientations. A sample of 69 female students at Tala' Al-Ali School in Jordan was chosen and distributed randomly into the experimental and control groups. To achieve the objectives of this study, the researchers had constructed training program to modify…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Females, High School Students
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Woodall, Gina Serignese; Herrera, Richard; Thompson, Joshua R.; Ortega, Jorge Coss – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
Summer bridge programs are supposed to connect a graduating high school senior's summer to their first semester in college, easing the transition away from home and into a university setting. Although research is plentiful on the programs, assessments regarding the overall effectiveness of such programs have been mixed (e.g., Cabrera, Miner, and…
Descriptors: Political Science, Program Effectiveness, Summer Programs, High School Seniors
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